The History Department at Whittier College is seeking applications for a faculty fellow position in African-American U.S. history as part of the Bayard Rustin Fellowship program. Individuals who work on the historical intersections of race, class, and gender, are particularly welcomed. Rustin Fellowships are designed to attract faculty from underrepresented groups interested in teaching in a liberal-arts setting. Rustin Fellows teach three courses yearly at a salary of $67,000 plus a small research fund. The successful candidate will teach introductory surveys in U.S. history, as well as more specialized upper-division courses. The position is for one year, and renewable for a second year, pending favorable review. Fellows are eligible for tenure-track consideration, pending budgetary and administrative approval and, if A.B.D., completion of the Ph.D.

We seek a colleague committed to teaching undergraduates from a wide range of backgrounds in a liberal-arts setting, which means smaller classes, academic mentoring and continuous improvement of our teaching. Individuals whose experiences prepared them to contribute to our dedication to diversity and equity, are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek someone interested in collaboratively rethinking the curriculum of the history major, and who has an on-going research agenda. For an interested candidate, there is the opportunity to participate in Whittier’s Our Story oral history project, dedicated to documenting the history of Black/African-American alumni.

Successful candidates will be recent Ph.D. recipients, or advanced graduate students. Candidates with some teaching experience are welcomed. Applicants should submit a letter of application (describing relevant teaching and mentoring experiences, the dissertation), a statement of teaching philosophy, a c.v. and transcript. Please provide a reference list with contact information of two individuals capable of submitting a letter of reference.

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